Here’s what’s happening in the world of television for Tuesday, July 3. All times are Eastern.
The Comedy Lineup (Netflix): While the streaming platform continues to flood the zone with new hour-long stand-up specials, Netflix premieres its latest strategy for gobbling up as much live-on-tape comedy as possible: 15-minute sets, delivered in bulk, under the banner of The Comedy Lineup. Think of it like speed dating, but the person across the table is holding a microphone, and there’s no table because they’re on stage, and they’re doing all the talking, and that talking follows particular rhythmic patterns peppered with thought-out jokes. Whenever you’re ready, Michelle Buteau, Tim Dillon, Sabrina Jalees, Sam Jay, Ian Karmel, Jak Knight, Taylor Tomlinson, and Phil Wang are waiting for you.
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations (Travel Channel, 9 p.m.): Should you be among the lucky who’ll get to commemorate the United States’ independence from Great Britain by not going into work tomorrow and, say, housing a bunch of beer, barbecue, and/or bite-sized Netflix stand-up specials, here’s a little pre-game action, courtesy of late American hero Anthony Bourdain and his 2012 trip to the country’s smoked-meat capital, Kansas City.